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to A lr BtotjgBSl m toMtitf Class Matti October 11. 1M, at the Pott MN at Chltase, llllmli, unstr Act af Mareh IN, 17. INDEPENDENT IN kth THINOI, NEUTRAL IN NONE. ntsrts aa acen Claaa Mattar October 11, ,WN, at tfcrfest Office at Chlcaga, Hlinoia, untfar AM af Mars Si, Hn. tWbnty-fourth YEAR, HO. 23. WHtcSflt WHOLE NUMBER 1,211 CHICAGO, 8ATIJBDAY, JAM UABY 4, 1913. ,,-S "" IHBHHBHMMBHMHa9HaHH-wi . . .. ... '-"' BHVv..-.itn i,,'.tt-:-v-;.'. - ,, - -,.,!....' an-, 'jmt? .-ssas.meeri sssaeee t SULLIVAN Popular Democratic Leader Sees the New Year Dawn with His Friends Con- a trolling Most of the Offices. Bank and File h aa To , The Rosenthal Cadets of the Municipal Voters' League Are Anxious to Have the Party Label Taken c Off of Local Ballots. Colonel James Hamilton Lewis Calls Upon President Wilson and Urges the Appointment of an Illinois Man to the Cabinet. Roger C. Sullivan, tho popular Dem ocratic National and Stato Leader in Illinois, begins tho now year with a majority of nil tho Democrats elected by the people with him. HIb followers and friends now con trol tho majority of tho Democratic members of tho Stato Legislature and hc following local oftlcos: Board of County Commissioners, Trustees Sanitary District, Board of Review, Board of Assessors, County Clerk, City Clerk, Superior Court Clork, Circuit Court Clerk, Recorder of Deeds, Criminal Court Clerk, And the City Treasurer and Bailiff of the Municipal Court are very friendly to him. It looks liko a happy now year for Roger C. Sullivan, and he deserves one, for ha treats his frlonds woll. The Rosenthal Cadets, M. V. L., nave decided to take the party label off of all candidates for aldermen next spring. , I Col. James Hamilton Lewis was tne leuest of President-Elect Wilson on Monday. Before seeing Gov. Wilson, Col. Lewis aald: "First, I shall press in his consider itlon the right of Illinois to a place n.hla cabinet Illinois, with its great interests, representing all the middle west, should, no 'more be left out of theablnet'than it should be left out j of the union. I "The neit thing I shall urge on the president-elect Is the use of all his In flftace in' securing a Democrat on T TTnltMd Hiatal bench at Chlcaao. Icago" la i the only district in the 'ilted States with a distinct partisan eral.jBdtctary. As the nominee for Senate I shall fight for one of ese places for a Democrat. As to !e man, I shall leave that to be ought' forward by the party organl- ationatsuraorted by the bar of the dlstrictl" On the senatorsblp, Mr. LewlB said: "I shall be elected. All the factions !of the party are for me as the pri mary nominee, and If the contests now pending ,ln the Legislature are - justly decided we shall have two Dem ocrats United States senators." In Mayor 'Harrison's annual review made public last Monday an optlmls tlcvlewof the outlook for the ad vancement of Chicago is taken. Although" expressing deep regret '.hat the. city's revenues have been mrtalledVln' such a way that many )t the rooet'llmportant municipal proj ects have been held up, he foresees success fer'thera a)L "In spiteof''the events that have t tampered tab progress of many of the nost Important plaps for civic better ment," ruas'Jhe. first paragraph, "Chi cago lookback on the year that has closed wHk! much satisfaction, and torward'tsftaainew year' with several definite'' Hopes" and ambitions, and with good i prospect to have them re alised." The flrstlproject he emphasised as one of prevabtllty Is the merger of i the elevated' and street car com- 1 panles. Vi una conniBiign wiw power 10 n -uj..s.. iiC . a '. rates and compensation for franchises of the Party SUisvurn Kv Rollit Hvar ' Results. for public utility corporations of tho entlro stato will bo recommended in the majority report to bo submitted by the Joint legislative Investigating committee This wob announced by Sonator John Dalloy of Peoria, chairman of tho Investigating body. Senator Dnlley said ho is drafting n bill em bodying the recommendation. Senator Edward J. Qlackln of Chi cago, a Henrst-Harrlson Democrat, will submit n minority report, signed probably by four of tho ton members of tho committee. The minority report will accord with tho vlows. expressed before the Investigating committee by Mayor Harrison, who, hold that Chicago should novo "homo rule" In dealing with public utility questions. Nonpartisan . local elections aro urged and the abolition of. municipal and judicial primaries sought and a general curtailment of primary and election expenses demanded by the bureau of public efficiency In a re port made public Monday, A statement showing the cost of pri maries and elections to the taxpayer haa increased from 1288,281.36 to $942,877.64 in 1912 was prepared and tables made giving the election ex pense In detail. The number of pri maries and elections now held aver ago two each year for Ave yeara of a six-year period, with one election In the sixth year. The cost of a city primary Is set forth in tabular form, aa follows: Pay of Judges and clerks (1,329 precincts at $25 each)....,,$33,22S Rent of polling 'places (1,329 precincts at $7 each; with . $200 added for 1st and 18th wards) 9,603 Printing ballots 4,000 Cartage 2,000 Legal advertising 1,000 Total direct expenditures... $49,728 "The cost of a judicial primary would be substantially the same for the territory within Chicago as a city primary $49,728," the report says. The annual saving to taxpayers by the abolition of primaries Is set down at $68,304. Nomination of city offi cers and judges by petition Is tho alternative. It Is also proposed to lessen the number of elections. Our old friend, Stomach Bitters Mc Ansb, who got such a good thing from the city at Erie and Union streets, now wants to reform the City Council, It seems. The property Owners and Taxpayers' Association of the Twenty fifth ward, organized recently by Mc Ansb, Is preparing to take an active part In the election of a successor to Alderman Charles M. Thomson next April. Immediately after New Year's, Mr. McAnsh plans to call the mem bers together, At this meeting plans will be discussed looking to the pro tection of property owners, the equal ising of taxation and the selection of an alderman who will help the small property owner aa well as the large, County Judge John B. Owens' an nual report shows his court to have been one of the buslesMrlbunats in the world during the year 1012. No less Jhan 6,451 cases of various kinds Were handled' by the court. 1 That 25 per cent more persons went Insane In Cook county In 1912 than ON TOP Are With Him' in 1911 is one of tho startling items in tho report. Up to December G the record for the year was 2,324 Insanity cases. Tho sum of $1,600,000 was collected in 588 Inheritance tax cases which camo before the court during tho year. Support cases, brought In be half of 755 infirm, aged and helpless dependents, were heard, ar.d $05, 322.55 was collected and disbursed through the County court under tho direct supervision of Judge Owens. Soventy-olght defendants wore sent to tho county Jail for falling to obey support orders entered In favor of do pendent relatives. The number of support cases heard was 3,752. ' Cases Involving objections to spe cial assessment increased 300 per cent, 1.350 cases being filed. As su-' pervlsor of the election machinery, Judge Owens devoted a great deal of tlmo to the hearing of complaints, a total of 359 being filed. Many elec tion contests were heard and decided. The most' suspicious thing about the "non-partisan" alderraanjo proposition Is the fact that It Is favored by the Trust Press. Chicago has 305,000 Bell telephones and still exists. Fires nor pestilence cannot keep Chicago -from growing. Governor-elect Dunne was waited upon by a delegation representing the cities in' the Mississippi river power zone and urged to Join Governor elect Clark of Iowa In extending an m Invitation to President-elect Wllaon to attend the opening of the new dam across the "father of waters" at Keo kuk. Tho Illinois side of tho dam Is at Hamilton. Mr. Dunne Aold the dele gation that he would not extend an Invitation to the President-elect un less the pfoject was great enough to warrant its being viewed by the nation's head. The man Comerford, who denounces the legislators occasionally Is men tioned for the Job of attorney for the State Insurance Department. Even re formers like Jobs. If "Homo Rule" In the matter of public utilities means Phone Rule, the people don't want It. Non-partisan nominations for local offices would be popular, all right. The fellows who have grown rich boosting phone rates In Chicago will not have so many to follow their ex amplo when the State fixes the rates. Take the muzzle off tho primary bal lot and give every man a show for the nomination. With a Stato Public Utilities Com mission tho phono trust would be up against It hard. A number of badValdcrmen will be retired In tho spring; Anyono who Imagines that the Pro gressive party Is dead In local politics will bo bndly fooled. Tho Progressive party has como to stay, Dunno has his hands full, with tho Donccn Democratic hold-ovors all clamoring for better Jobs. Let ub have a freo-for-nll raco for local nominations. Ono thing tho peoplo aro sick and tired of is home. .vulo that favors phono magnates. Stato's Attorney Maclay Hoyne won a temporary victory whon Judge Jesso A. Baldwin rejectod as Insufficient tho contest petition .filed In tho Clr- ROGER C. SULLIVAN. Successful Democratic Leader. cult Court by William A. Cunnea, So cialist. Judge Baldwin granted Mr. Cunnea ton days in which to file an amended petition. Mr. McAnsh, the patriot, who got a big sllco of North Union street for a little over 9100 a year, now wants to reform the City -Council. It the City Council records and those of the City Bureau of Compensation are ex amined, "the property owners and taxpayers" will find much to Interest them. Ous Miller, one time member of the board of assessors, Is said to be con templating resigning as lieutenant colonel of the Second Infantry. Ous was a good man in his day, Automatic telephone service is really the only service for a big city; It Insures privacy and does away with the "wrong number" nuisance and other delays. f ?HffliE7'.v'vaaawn!Wi.. ? 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A Stato Commission on Public Utilities Will Give the Long Suffering Chicago Public a The election of Governor Dunne has given to tho peoplo of Chicago conll donca in a Public Utilities Commis sion, appointed by tho Stato that they have never felt before. A Public Utilities Commission ap pointed by tho Oovcrnor would ourcly glvo to tho peoplo of Chicago relief from exorbitant and cxccsslvo tele phone rates. Every city and town in Illinois out side of Chicago Is given tolcphono rates which are meroly nominal com- m r"i'. aw-. fl'iV. . (?," 'p. pared with tho rates that Chicago peo ple aro paying. Tho loudest howlers for "home rule" in Chicago today aro tho trust nowspapers, tho ownore of which hold big chunks of telephono ntock, and fiundry other "reformers" who will bear watching. The City Council has not fulfilled its duty to the public In this matter in the paBt. A State Commission would so ad Just telephone rates that tho compar ison' of charges for service in Chi cago and in outside towns would not arouse so much astonishment as It does at present Phone .Rule must got The faot Is dawning' upon the pub lic that 'the Phone Trust hangs on to Its antique and out-of-date equipment Just to' keep prices up. The older the kind of Instrument In use the easier It Is to pile up a lot of figures, prov ing the great cost of maintenance, and this great cost has to be added to tho telcphono bill of tho subscriber. Thq only reason why tho tclcpuouu Trust will not uso tho automatic sys tem Is because It can matte moro money out of the public with Its anti quated Bervico. Kngland has adopted tho automatic service, and so has far away .Auatralla and New Zealand. The Trust 1b bo busy garnering a great fortune from tho peoplo of Chicago that all that It wants is a number of friendly aldermen, and "the peoplo bo d d." Evory effort is being mado by tho Trust to cloud tho real situation and get away with another schedulo of high prices. Every subject except the real one overcharge of telephono rates is brought up by tho company's agents at Council Commlttoo meet ings. Tho rates should bo cut In half to begin with, and tho company should be obliged to Install automatic secret service The Chicago Telephone Company Is bound by Its franchise to submit to any ordor passed by the city council regulating either Its charges or Its equipment. Section 7 of tho ordi nance granting tho franchise .says: "Tho city council as one of thV con ditions of the grant of the privileges herein conferred upon the Chicago Telephone Company hereby reserves to itself the right from time to time during the period of this grant, by special ordinance .amendatory here of, to hereafter establish, fix, pre scribe, and regulate the rates, charges) prices and toll or other compensa tion or any limitations thereupon for each and every kind of service, fa cilities, and equipment which the Chi cago Telephono Company furnishes or supplies or may furnish or supply In the city of Chicago under this or dinance, and also the basis, method, manner, and means of computing, ex noting, imposing, paying, and collect ing such rateB, charges, prices, and tolls or other compensation of said Chicago Telephone Coompany." Elsewhere In the franchise, In sec tion 5, is found this paragraph: "Tho city council shall have the right by ordinanco to regulate from time to tlmo during the' term here of in any manner each and every kind of servlco which said Chi cago Telephone Company may here after deal In, furnish or supply In the city ot Chicago under or by virtue of this, grant" In section 1G Is found this pro vision: "But said Chicago Telephone Com pany by the acceptance of this ordi nance shall be understood as pre cluded from In any manner attack ing or questioning the power ot the city of Chicago to exercise the author ity, powers, privileges and rights hereby reserved or granted, or any of them." By section 17 the company agreed that in the event of its default "In the observance or performance" of any of the agreements of the ordi nance continuing three months after written notice from the city the coun cil can declare the grant "and all the rights and privileges" ot the company forfeited and at an end. The Telophone Trust will be fought by the people until It ceases to be a mononolv and until its charms ara as reasonable as the government It- One Fifth to One Are Paying Equalize Matters and Chance to Save. self would chnrgo for similar public service. Peoplo who Imaglno that the pass ing of an ordinance by tho City Coun cil will do away with a public demand for better conditions and lower rates In the telephono servlco are mistaken. The telcphono Is a necessity to the people and no ono knows this better tliantho monopoly which contrplj It Tho purcbaso of newspapers or the purchnso of public officials will not help tho causo ot monopoly. The nowBpapcrs which support mo nopoly have lost their Influence with tho public, which is Intelligent and possessed of a good memory. Public officials who gtvo away the people's rights or show favors to tho telephono monopoly will not be for gotten. On tho contrary, they will be prop erly branded and will bo retired to private llfo. The peoplo aro In no framo of mind to bo trifled with. They aro showing this overy day and at every election. Tho man who sells thorn out to a trust may win the approbation ot Bomo mllllonalre-owned dally paper, but tho common citizen, who Is In sulted, neglected and overcharged by the telephone service, will not forget Thero Is one thing that tho average voter has a knife up his sleeve for. That thing is the public official who favors the Telephone Trust, why a telophone In Chicago should cost five times as much as one In a country town is past finding oat The Chicago letoiOiune Company, which Is suffering so muck frost want of funds, according to certain city "experts" that It will have t raise telephone rates on the people in order to exist psld 8 per osat la dividends last year. Think of Itl Eight per cent on twenty-seven mil lion dollars I This is the company that started with a capital stock ot halt a million and now has a capital stock ot twenty-seven millions. It pays 8 per cent annual dividend on twenty-seven millions and puts up a .twenty-two story modern office building besides. The people of Chicago are such easy marks that the phone crowd want to get more out of them and asks for an increase in rates at the hands of the City Council. And two "experts" agree that this "poor" company Is losing moneyl In 1911 the Chicago Telephone Corn pany paid 8 per cent In quarterly divi dends of 2 per cent March II, I per cent, Juno 30; 2 per cent, September 80; 2 per cent, December 30, 1911, Here is a nice little nest egg of !,1C0,000 divided up among the stock holders. When to this Is added the profits' paid the "parent" Bell Telephone Company, the amount grabbed off the people of Chicago Is simply enormous. Instead ot raising telephone rates, the City Council should lower them. Voters should be given a chance to solve the city transportation problem at the coming spring election. Will any alderman havq the hardi hood to pledge the city to pay eight per cent dividends on watered tele- I phone stock? J . S - -(W .A ti.. . . , . -. ll. A - .1 , AA.iOTfMt.va'.aa?--1yj!r3 . , .! t( Hi it , 4."1".?